[[caption-width-right:350:And ''this'' is just par for the course]]
This series is one of the earliest horror manga out there. As such, it manages to be filled with NightmareFuel throughout its run. Here are the ones that take the cake.
* Jinmen. Check out TearJerker for what he's done, but the sheer glee in which he takes from it, the taunting, the way he defends himself from Devilman...it's simply horrifying.
--> [[spoiler: "Compared to you, I'm like a cherub! ... Humans are my nourishment. For a demon, it is not a crime to eat living beings. After all, humans eat cows and pigs, right? However...killing other living beings is a sin! '''Isn't it? That's why I ate them without killing them!''' ''Without Killing! Without Killing!'' '''I Ate Them!''' Kah Kah Kah Kah! '''Don't you think they're happy to have been eaten by me?!!!'''"]]
** [[spoiler: the faces of those he's eaten appear on his shell, still alive, and still conscious until he's done digesting them.]]
* [[spoiler: When an Angry Mob descends on the Misimaru's home...and tear both Miki and Tare limb from limb (Tare first, in front of Miki) cements the idea that as evil as the demons are, humans are worse.]]
* A spider-demon burrowing out of a girl's ''face''. It had taken control of her mind, gradually eating it away until the body had begun to rot.
* Amon [[EatsBabies devouring a child]] in ''Amon: Apocalypse of Devilman''. Note, this is [[spoiler: Akira in a DespairEventHorizon/ HeroicBSOD after witnessing the brutal aftermath of Miki's murder. And the little girl? She was one of his allies.]]
* Between the amount of MadeOfPlasticine and the extreme downer ending, it's already pretty dark. It enters new levels when PluckyGirl Miki is [[spoiler:torn apart by an angry mob and in some adaptations, her head put on a pike. Her little brother too. The hero arrives far too late, Akira's ensuing RoaringRampageOfRevenge is off panel, but the ground is covered in blood. The last panels Miki appears in has Akira weeping, the last bit of his humanity dead, while clutching her severed head.]] Then it gets worse.